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Effect of needle size on cancer detection, pain, bleeding and infection in TRUS-guided prostate biopsies: A prospective trial.

Authors
  • McCormack, Michael
  • Duclos, Alain
  • Latour, Mathieu
  • McCormack, Marie Hélène
  • Liberman, Daniel
  • Djahangirian, Orchidee
  • Bergeron, Josette
  • Valiquette, Luc
  • Zorn, Kevin
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2012
Volume
6
Issue
2
Pages
97–101
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5489/cuaj.11169
PMID: 22511415
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Larger 16G needles appear to be safe for TRUS-guided prostate biopsies. Further study in a larger, multi-institutional, prospective, randomized manner with 16G needles is warranted to assess the theoretical benefit of larger core biopsies in prostate cancer detection.

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